Saturday, July 30, 2016
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help   RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos
Find: in

50 mummies unearthed in Egyptian tomb


Posted on Wednesday, 30 April, 2014 | Comment icon 8 comments

Egypt's Valley of the Kings. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 3.0 Nowic
The discovery was made by Swiss archaeologists during an excavation in Egypt's Valley of the Kings.
The finding this week of a tomb containing the remains of at least 50 people has been generating great interest in archaeology circles and demonstrates that there is still much left undiscovered beneath Egypt's desert sands.

The remains, believed to date back to the 18th Pharaonic dynasty, were found alongside several artifacts including wooden coffins that would have originally contained the bodies and death masks that are believed to have been used during the burial ceremonies.

Some of the mummies are thought to be princes and princesses however much of what was once buried alongside them has long been lost. An initial study of the tomb and the remains suggests that the chamber had been raided several times over the last few thousand years.

Source: Reuters | Comments (8)

Tags: Egypt, Mummies, Valley of the Kings


 
Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by I_Am_Avatar_Korra on 29 April, 2014, 20:47
50? Wow. Wonderful that they're still finding mummies there! I'm so happy.
Comment icon #2 Posted by Ashotep on 29 April, 2014, 23:18
That's amazing, you would think by now there would be little left to be discovered.
Comment icon #3 Posted by 6.6.6 on 30 April, 2014, 14:54
Must have been a post natal group that got caught in a landslide
Comment icon #4 Posted by paperdyer on 30 April, 2014, 16:24
If the area has been raided as suspected, I doubt tat much of value will be found. A shame.
Comment icon #5 Posted by JKoene on 30 April, 2014, 17:03
Who is paying for digging up graves?
Comment icon #6 Posted by :PsYKoTiC:BeHAvIoR: on 1 May, 2014, 13:18
If the area has been raided as suspected, I doubt tat much of value will be found. A shame. It would be interesting to know how raiders are so quip on locating these tombs. They seem to know they're way around with greater ease than archeologists. That's assuming what is reported in the article that any treasures were taken in the last few hundred years is true.
Comment icon #7 Posted by DieChecker on 1 May, 2014, 22:41
I've heard that most tombs didn't last over 100 years as the children and grandchildren of the workers who built the tombs go back and clean them out. Or, follow on Pharaohs go back and clean them out for the gold and items.
Comment icon #8 Posted by Yes_Man on 3 May, 2014, 8:42
Who is paying for digging up graves? Who is paying for digging up graves? The University, but the raiders were the first some time ago. It would be interesting to know how raiders are so quip on locating these tombs. They seem to know they're way around with greater ease than archeologists. That's assuming what is reported in the article that any treasures were taken in the last few hundred years is true. Or it could be raiders hiring archaeologists themselves


Please Login or Register to post a comment.


  On the forums
How much would the Enterprise cost to run ?
7-30-2016
An engineering firm has attempted to calculate how much Captain Kirk's ship would actually cost to run.
Mammoth cloning attempt in 'initial stages'
7-30-2016
Russian and Korean scientists have made an important first step towards creating a live woolly mammoth.
Norway is planning to give Finland a mountain
7-30-2016
The summit of Mount Halti could be gifted to Finland to celebrate 100 years of independence from Russia.
Cheese discovered in 340-year-old shipwreck
7-29-2016
A container of foul-smelling cheese has been recovered from the site of a sunken 17th-century gunship.
Featured Videos
Gallery icon 
Unboxing an $8000 robot
Posted 7-30-2016 | 1 comment
For the technology enthusiast who has everything - here's Nao the robot.
 
Can you crash something in to the sun ?
Posted 7-29-2016 | 0 comments
A look at the difficulties involved in sending a spacecraft to collide with the sun.
 
What if Lego figures were real ?
Posted 7-28-2016 | 4 comments
A bizarre look at a creepy Lego-inspired mask that turns you in to a life-sized Lego minifigure.
 
 View: More videos
Stories & Experiences
Light in Orion
7-23-2016 | Tampa, Florida
 
Girl with the broken neck
7-23-2016 | Mississippi
 
Holes in cotton clothing
7-23-2016 | Somerset, UK
 
Three knocks in the night
6-28-2016 | Cedar City, Utah
 
Mr Button and laurel leaves
6-28-2016 | Unknown
 
Knocking on the door
6-28-2016 | Virginia, United States
 
Not in our jurisdiction
5-2-2016 | California, United States
 
Zippers and headlights
5-2-2016 | Raleigh, United States
 
Spinning, voiceless and breathless
5-2-2016 | Garland, Texas
 
Paralyzed
4-15-2016 | United States
 

         More stories | Send us your story
 
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.7 Unexplained-Mysteries.com 2001-2015
Privacy Policy and Disclaimer   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ